I see the itch in your twitching feet
The instant the pain sets in
Stirring up feelings you cannot ignore
So, let the damage control begin!
Fleeing is not the answer
To dispose of unwanted sensations
They will cling to recesses of your soul
No matter the speed of abdication.
Take a breath and invite in the aching
Radically accept what you strive not to feel
Ask the curious observer question:
“What can I learn so that I can heal?”
You can choose emotional repression
You can avoid like a connoisseur
But when numbing wins over awareness
You are running away from the cure.